Democrat President Joe Biden has provoked a severe backlash from Hawaii’s residents after he cracked jokes and talked about himself while visiting Maui on Monday.
Biden did not get a warm welcome when he visited Hawaii to look at the damage from the Maui wildfires.
At least 114 people died but the true total will be many more when all the dead are counted.
Almost 1000 people are still unaccounted for, according to authorities.
Biden gave a speech during his visit where he cracked jokes and told rambling stories about himself.
At one point, he compared the devastating wildfires to a small kitchen fire in his house several years ago.
He then joked that he almost lost his Corvette in the minor fire.
That did not sit well with many residents, however.
Many Hawaiians were outraged by Biden’s flippant attitude toward the disaster.
“Hearing Biden talk about his house that had a little fire,” one local resident said after the speech.
“You almost lost your cat and your Corvette?
“There were children who were incinerated into ash!
“You f–king old man. You vile human being.”
Maui resident sounds off:
“Hearing Biden talk about his house that had a little fire. You almost lost your cat and your corvette? There were children who were incinerated into ash! You f–king old man. You vile human being.”
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) August 22, 2023
Biden had already stirred up a backlash before he arrived after failing to comment on the fires because he was on vacation.
He was met with angry protesters who waved middle fingers, shouted insults, and held signs that said “no comment” at his motorcade.
“Go home Joe!” they yelled.
Others held up signs that read:
“ACTION SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS.”
“Where has the president been?“ said Dennis Mullen.
🚨 Maui residents gave Joe Biden a warm welcome to Hawaii today.
“Here he comes after 13 days.”
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) August 22, 2023